Arsenal 2 – 0 Everton Player Ratings by KJ
Ospina – 7
He made a couple of good saves but he was also dodgy at times with some unneeded rushing out of his goal to claim loose balls.
Bellerin – 7
He was far better than his mid-week performance. More purpose in his passing and offensive movement as well as better discipline when defending.
Gabriel – 7.5
He was very strong for his full Premier league debut. He made good tackles and although he did get caught out once, he was overall very solid.
Koscielny – 6.5
Seemed to struggle today for some reason. I don’t know if he’s been overplayed but doesn’t seem to be the same and is playing really rash.
Gibbs – 7
He started off very poorly but improved as the game went on and was defensively strong during the second half.
Coquelin – 6.5
He didn’t do as well as you’d expect and Everton completely dominated our midfield as a result. He was stronger in the second half before his nose was broken by Giroud.
Cazorla – 7
Poor in the first half but did well in the second to help control the game and he made a good contribution defensively.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
He didn’t do much at all. He also seems to disappear during periods of the game which is quite worrying. It’s not that he doesn’t want to be involved but he doesn’t position himself correctly and wastes energy causing him to be tired far too often.
Özil – 8 (MOTM)
He didn’t do enough in the first half like the whole team but he was the only offensive player that was willing to hurt Everton in the second half and managed to get 2 assists for his performance today.
Alexis – 5.5
Shocking performance by his standards. Overcomplicated everything and lost possession far too often. He might need a break to reenergise both physically and mentally.
Giroud – 7
Good performance but he missed two sitters essentially with his head. You’d expect better.
Rosicky – 7
Came on and added a lot more energy to the team and was rewarded with a goal (albeit slightly lucky).
Welbeck – N/A
Came on too late to make a telling impact.
Chambers – N/A
Same as Welbeck